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1944 (Nov) Air Letter 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia. PC 90 OBE 488 tape

1944 (Nov) Air Mail Letter from 'ss "Nieuw Holland" to Australia [6d. RATE] with PC 90 OBE 488 tape. Dutch troop transport ship in British service: ss New Holland - Royal Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM): From July to Nov. 1944, New Holland operated a ferry service between Southampton and the French coast to transfer troops. Repaired. Ref: 312-003.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GB to CUBA and sent seamail. PC 90 OBE 6614 label

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from GB to CUBA and sent sea mail with PC 90 OBE 6614 label. Also Cuba receipt m/c. to rear 6th. Jan 1945. [No direct Air service from UK to Cuba] Ref: 313-011.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 106 p/m. RAF censor R11/114

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 106 p/m. and RAF censor R11/114 h/s. [Dates recorded: 1/2/44 to 3/1/45] From Cpl. McMahon, Royal Air Force, Takoradi, West Africa Forces'. Ref: 319-018.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) airgraph SYRIA to GB. DAMAS. Type LE/3

1944 (Nov) airgraph from SYRIA to GB. From DAMAS. Type LE/3. Ref: 312-157.


Price: £15.00
1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "It is two years today that we left Jersey … Old Ferrers has gone to the diplomat's camp". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 Air Letter 'BNAF' to South Africa. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] RAF censor R15/21

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from 'BNAF' to South Africa with s/r. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] and RAF censor R15/21 h/s. Self censored from 'L. Loram, 28 Squadron SAAF, BNAF'. [South African Air Force]. mss .. "this one (letter) is being written 4,700 feet above the immaculate blue Mediterranean". From June 1943 the Dakotas were concentrated at the squadron's new base at Maison Blanche, Algiers, from where it operated passenger and cargo routes across the Mediterranean. Excellent content. NB: Faults. Ref: 310-114.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Letter GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'

1944 (April) ps Air Letter from GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, c/o Officers' Mess 22 SFTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'. Flying Officer A J Atkinson was killed in a Flying accident whilst training as an RAF pilot at 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill in 1944. He was the son of Mr & Mrs R V Atkinson of Cheltenham, with RV Atkinson being a Director of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Ref: 313-123.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Letter GIBRALTAR to S. Africa. RAF censor R11/480 h/s. '22 Sdn, SAAF'

1944 Air Letter from GIBRALTAR to S. Africa [3d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R11/480 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 11/7/44 to 8/12/44. Only four recordings of R11/480 from Gibraltar] From 'A/Cxe. JG Roberts, '22 Sqn, SAAF'. Operating Lockheed Venturas in Gibraltar. No.22 Squadron flew anti-submarine patrols in the Western Mediterranean. Ref: 313-055.


Price: £35.00
1944 Air Letter ITALY to GB. FPO 242 p/m. RAF censor R15/423 h/s. '335 Wing'

1944 (Oct) Air Letter from ITALY to GB with d/r. FPO 242 p/m. and RAF censor R15/423 h/s. From 'LAC Dicksee. HQ 335 Wing'. Located Biferno. [Dates recorded: 04/11/1944 & 22/11/44] Ref: 318-098.


Price: £12.00
1944 Air Letter PALESTINE to GB. FPO 535 p/m. RAF censor R11/806

1944 (2nd. April) Air Letter from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO 535 p/m. and RAF censor R11/806 h/s. [Recorded use: 17/3/44 to 29/4/44] From 'RAF Hadera, MEF'. Ref: 317-138.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Letters 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. tomb censor

1944 [Feb. March and July] Air Letters from 'HMS COLOMBO' to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and tomb censor h/s. [Feb: Mediterranean convoy defence. March: Joined US Navy escort for Convoy UGS36 with ships of 37th. July: Mediterranean convoy defence in continuation. Nominated for support of planned landing in South of France with HM Cruiser CALEDON as part of Task Force 88 under US Navy command (Operation DRAGOON)] From 'Fred Rand'? Ref: 311-165.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Letters from ITALY to GB. FPO 751 p/m. and tomb censor h/s.

1944 Air Letters from ITALY to GB with d/r. FPO 751 p/m. and tomb censor h/s. and self censored by 'D. MacLaren'. The other with d/r. BAPO 15 p/m. From 'AF HQ'. Faults. Ref: 318-077.


Price: £10.00
1944 Air Mail cover + letter SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. ST GALLEN p/m

1944 Air Mail cover and letter from SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. ST GALLEN p/m. Also PC 90 OBE 990 labels and tied Geoffnet label to rear. Letter with chemical wash. From 'St. Gallen'. Ref: 312-090.


Price: £10.00
1944 Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. RAF censor R11/89 h/s.

1944 (July) Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB [9 Anna RATE] with d/r. ADEN p/m. and RAF censor R11/89 h/s. [Known used 27/1/43 to 7/9/44. RAF Khormaksar] Ref: 312-140.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Mail cover BERMUDA to 'HMS Conway, North Wales'. 2/- Keyplate

1944 Air Mail cover [3s. 6d. RATE] from BERMUDA to 'Cadet RO Walters, RNR, HMS Conway, North Wales' [Royal Navy Shore Base] with HAMILTON p/m. canc. 2/- Key plate. From 'VO Walters, Pembroke West, Bermuda'. Ref: 317-120.


Price: £45.00
1944 Air Mail cover GB to 'Alec G Mehors, HMS "DERG" Frigate. 2s. 6d. Rate

1944 (Feb) Air Mail cover and letter [2s. 6d. Rate] from GB to 'Alec G Mehors, HMS "DERG" - Frigate Commissioned 10th. Jun 1943 . NB: Faults. Ref: 318-026.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Mail Honour Envelope + letter GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m.

1944 (Dec) Air Mail Honour Envelope and letter from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and censored. From 'RSM R. Brown DCM, 30 Dorset Regt., Gibraltar'. [Regimental Sergeant Major. Distinguished Conduct Medal] Ref: 317-020.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Also German censor h/s. to rear. From 'POW Camp No. 365 - Londiani. East Africa. Ref: 315-106.


Price: £45.00
1944 Air Mail POW cover GERMANY to 'POW Camp Mackall, New York, USA'

1944 Air Mail POW cover from GERMANY to 'POW Camp Mackall, New York, USA' with tied censor labels. [Prisoners from Field Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps, captured in Tunisia in May 1943, arrived at Camp Mackall and other camps in the spring of 1944] Ref: 319-075.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Mail POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga

1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-088.


Price: £15.00